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Backdrops No More: Alternative Visions of Black Girlhood in Afrofuturistic Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 9:22am
College Language Association (CLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 8, 2019

In 1970, Toni Morrison published The Bluest Eye, which prominently features black female children and adolescents, who she considered to be the “most vulnerable, most undescribed, not taken seriously" characters in literature. Since that time, many authors have paid increased attention to black girls in their works; yet, a great deal of these children and adolescents still commonly exist as backstory or props for more centralized adult characters. However, as Afrofuturism offers broadened representations of and opportunities for African Americans in literature, the genre can also extend fundamental freedoms and alternative realities to black girl characters.

“No Kind of Place”: Location, Migration, and Imagination

updated: 
Monday, August 19, 2019 - 11:21am
The International Flannery O’Connor Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 1, 2020

“No Kind of Place”: Location, Migration, and Imagination
The International Flannery O’Connor Conference

St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto, Canada,

June 18-21, 2020

Call for Papers

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference Extended Deadline CFP, Crime and Mystery

updated: 
Friday, August 16, 2019 - 6:33pm
David John Boyd, University of Glasgow
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 31, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS (First-Come, First-Served Extended Deadline Period)

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference

Thursday, November 14, 2019 to Sunday, November 17, 2019, Wyndham San Diego Bayside Hotel, San Diego, California

Conference Theme "Send in the Clowns"

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference Extended Deadline CFP, Comic Cinema

updated: 
Friday, August 16, 2019 - 6:33pm
David John Boyd, University of Glasgow
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 31, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS (First-Come, First-Served Extended Deadline Period)

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference

Thursday, November 14, 2019 to Sunday, November 17, 2019, Wyndham San Diego Bayside Hotel, San Diego, California

Conference Theme "Send in the Clowns"

Synergies: Bridging the Gap Between Traditional and Digital Literary Studies

updated: 
Friday, August 16, 2019 - 11:05am
Network for Digital Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

Synergies

Bridging the Gap Between Traditional and Digital Literary Studies

University of Southern Denmark, Odense, May 4-6, 2020

Organized by the Network for Digital Literary Studies

 

Confirmed keynotes: Ted Underwood (US), Fotis Jannidis (D), Nina Tahmasebi (S), Katie Muth (GB) and Richard

Jean So (US).

Confirmed moderator: Franco Moretti (I).

 

The Network for Digital Literary Studies invites submissions for the conference Synergies: Bridging the Gap Between

CINE EXCESS 13 CFP REMINDER

updated: 
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 4:02pm
Frances Pheasant-Kelly/Birmingham City University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 6, 2019

Call for Papers Reminder

The 13th International Conference and Festival on Global Cult Film Traditions

 

Birmingham City University Presents:

Cine Excess 13

Independent Visions of Excess

 

7th-9th November 2019

Birmingham City University (and related screening venues)

 

Confirmed Guests of Honour:

Jen and Sylvia Soska (Rabid [2019], American Mary)

Norman J. Warren (Terror, Inseminoid)

Curriculums for Social Justice

updated: 
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 11:47am
Minority Seminar 2020: Curriculums for Social Justice
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

The minority research profile at Åbo Akademi University invites you to its fifth annual seminar that will take place in Vaasa, Finland from May 6th to 8th, 2020. The 2020 theme is “Curriculums for Social Justice” with the aim to collectively discuss how to develop justice-oriented pedagogies. With permeating signs of racism, harassment and violence, as well as increasing social inequalities both locally and globally, there is a need to reflect on the role of education in relation to social justice.

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